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Latino Daily News

Wednesday April 13, 2011

California Minor League Baseball Team to Host ‘Sheen-co de Mayo’ Festoon

California Minor League Baseball Team to Host ‘Sheen-co de Mayo’ Festoon

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A California Minor League baseball team is planning on hosting ‘Sheen-co de Mayo’ Festoon.  It will be complete with Sheen-co de Mayo bobble-heads, “Wild Thing” nerd glasses and Tiger Blood cocktails, they have even invited the infamous actor to “A different kind of Rehab”.

Not everyone is happy nor pleased with the picturesque celebration. Joe Olague, president of the Inland Empire Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens, says the initiative downplays a significant day in Hispanic history.

“This makes the day less significant for the Latino community,” Said Olague before drawing similarities between sheen-co de mayo and throwing a Charlie Sheen-themed party on July 4th.

Several parents and Minor League Baseball game goers, are displeased with the team’s deception to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a tribute to Sheen and his toxic antics.

Lake Elsinore Storm’s president David Oster said the intent is not to hurt anyone, but to provide people with a good laugh.

The Storm, a Class-A, California League Padres affiliate, has been planning Sheen-co de Mayo since January, and has even invited Charlie Sheen himself to throw out the first pitch (no response so far).